First Look : Margarita With A Straw (Trailer)

Posted: September 3, 2014 by moifightclub in cinema, Film Festival, first look, News, Story / Plot / Synopsis, Trailer
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The first trailer of Shonali Bose’s film Margarita With A Straw is out. The film will have its premiere in Contemporary World Cinema section at Toronto International Film Festival. Have a look.

From fest site – In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl in Yellow Boots) leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist.

Unusual only because it’s so rarely seen on screen, Margarita, with a Straw is an exceptional portrait of a woman discovering what she wants, and how to get it.

Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is a student and aspiring writer, crafting lyrics and electronic sounds for an indie band at her Delhi university. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t much get in the way of her life, although it sometimes does for others. When Laila’s band wins a local contest, the condescending host says to her, “It must have been so hard for you. Can you share something with us?” Laila shares her middle finger.

Always seeking more freedom and new experience, Laila wins a place at New York University and leaves India with her mother (Revathy) for Manhattan. There she meets a fiery activist, Khanum (Sayani Gupta), who challenges her beliefs, sparks her creativity, and, eventually, takes her to bed. For these two women, it’s the beginning of a remarkable love story.

The programme presents the latest works of some of the most provocative and important voices in cinema from around the globe. Bose’s debut film Amu had also been screened at Toronto in 2005.

For cast, credits and other details, click here. Though we noticed a strange thing in the credit roll of the trailer, even the casting director gets a credit (because he is producer, writer and director too? That too three credits in one plate!) but the (Hindi) dialogue writer doesn’t have a credit. How strange? We have never been to able to understand why people become so insecure and chindi when it comes to credits?

– Posted by @Shubhodeep

  1. Atika Chohan says:

    Shukriya Maharbani for the trailor boys! Would like to clarify on behalf of my directors’ though that there is a good reason why my name is not on the TIFF crew credit list. It’s because internationally the format only allows writing credits with respect to screenplay and not dialogues, or in this case, Hindi dialogues. Since involving a third writer to do only dialogues doesn’t happen frequently in other countries. It is a phenomenon restricted to a country like India where we segregate it into separate skills (since not all Indian speaks in Hindi.) And frankly, I have been given a more than fair treatment by my directors, with my name flashing in the opening credits of the film AND I had a life-transforming experience writing it. I can’t be any more ecstatic to see this film being recognised gloabally. Inshallah film bahut upar jaye. Naam phir kama lenge, mauke toh phir bhi aayenge na

  2. Atika Chohan says:

    And I did forget to mention, I am the dialogue writer you refer to in the post 🙂

  3. The Mitr says:

    Says video removed by user!

  4. dread says:

    Another misandrist-bigoted-femi nazi propaganda.I would re-watch Frances Ha instead.

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